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  1. Good morning folks, I have a 2003 Boxster S in which I've recently installed a Kenwood DNX 8120. I presentely have the Navigation antenna placed under the plastic cover by the security light in the center of the dash. I plan to add Satellite radio to the unit and was trying to brainstorm as to the best place to install the satellite radio antenna. I'd like the install to be as stealth as possible. I've read of some people installing the antenna under the plastic cowling which houses the winshield wipers. This type of installation certainly is stealth, but does it impact reception? Any other cool ideas as to where this could be installed "out of sight" without compromising reception? Also, can I install the antenna on the dash without impeding reception? If I were to go this route, how far away from the GPS antenna would I need to be? Thanks in advance for your comments. VJH
  2. Trieu...What year is your Boxster? Model years 2003-2004, that have the CDR23 (6611-6612) have the Most optical rings. Do you remember the version of CDR you had? Here is the link that I used to dig this stuff up. http://www.beckerautosound.com/Porsche/Porsche%20Menu.html
  3. Hello folks....I've been contemplating the 4 stalk OBC and Cruise hack. I've ordered what I think are all the parts...and have scoured the boards for the most up to date information. My new steering wheel has finally arrived, so I'm waiting for is a warm, sunny day to tackle this one (I live in the Boston area). There is a lot of info floating around on this hack. I have a 2003 Boxster S. Can anyone point me to the most up-to-date instructions? I've read the sticky regarding this project, but there is a ton of year specific information. Also, does anyone have any good pictures of the 12V wire splice into the B7 fuse box? That is the only part of the project that is making me nervous (I've already done the OBC button hack, so I'm cool with taking off the instrument cluster and playing with those connections). Any help would be much appreciated. It would be great if non-cruise cars came with the wiring...and not the 4 yoke stalk. Thanks in advance for your help. One afterthought. Any part number recommendations for the 12V wire to run to the fuse box? Thanks.
  4. Thanks Loren....."Handbrake" was the only word I didn't try....I did try every configuration of emergency brak I could think of..... :blush: I'm embarrassed.....
  5. Good morning folks, I recently purchased a carbon fiber shift knob and emergency brake handle. I've used the search function to try to find directions to swap out the e-brake handle but have had no success.....Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
  6. I hadn't thought of that. I should also clarify that it only happens when I've shifted the care into second gear and begin to let out the clutch.....Does this make it more likely that it is a synchro issue?
  7. Hello all: I own an '03 Boxster S with approximately 25K miles....I purchased it as a used vehicle a few months ago. Had a PPI done and was given a clean bill of health. I have been having an occassional issue however. Once every 100 shifts or so, when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear, the transmission doesn't seem to engage all the way and I grind the gears a bit. It happens so infrequently that at first I passed it off as a sloppy shift. It tends to occur more often when the car is cold, but has happened when properly warmed. It only happens when shifting into second gear (either up or down). There is no noticible clutch slippage to speak of....Just this occassional grind. Any ideas what might be causing this? Thanks in advance for your help.
  8. Thanks for your help everyone. I've replaced the heated seat switch with a rocker switch. All seems to be working properly now.
  9. Thanks for all of your help. The internal light does not illuminate when the instrument panel lights are on. Nor are the internal lights switched on when I turn on the headlights. I've ordered a simple footwell rocker switch as used/described in the hack. I should have it tomorrow. Hopefully, that will solve the problem. In your opinion is there any danger in leaving the switch as is overnight?
  10. Thanks for the reply Rich....The heated seat switch does have the same "physical" configuration. I too am using the 3 center terminals.
  11. On a side note: Nick, I grew up in Greenwich. Right by exit 5 (on 95). I now live in the Boston area. I've been up here for about 16 years now.... I went to high school at St. Mary's. Graduated in '87....but hung out with a lot of Greenwich High kids.
  12. It does not turn off after I lock the car.....I put the car in the garage last night...locked her up....and it was on this morning. It could very well always do that and I just never noticed it. The speedometer (on the left), the odometer (in the middle) and the clock (on the right) all seem to be on all the time now. So to is the little red light in the switch that I installed. I'm more concerned about battery drain if I don't drive the car for a few days. I'd also be concerned if there is any potential for "serious" electrical damage. Thanks for your continued help on this.
  13. Hello folks. I own a 2003 "S". This weekend I installed the OBC Hack using a switch as opposed to a stalk. I used a Heated Seat switch (as I had one handy for some reason). Anyway, after a little bit of trouble shooting, I was able to get the OBC display to function properly. The only problem that I now have is that the computer stays on after I've shut the car down and removed the key from the ignition. All else seems to function properly with this one exception. Does anyone have any ideas what might be wrong? My initial thought is that maybe the heated seat switch is not appropriate for this hack as it is a 2 stage switch. Otherwise, it might be a problem with my wiring. Any ideas would be truly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance for the troubleshooting help. Vince
  14. Is there anyone in the Boston, MA area that has done this hack and wouldn't mind walking a neophyte through it? Thanks
  15. Toolpants, Is the "Switch" hack covered in your DVD? I thought I saw in a thread that you have a single DVD now....yet the forum page is still showing a set of 3. I'd just like to make sure that I purchase the most recent version. Thanks again for your help.
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